Hemingways Mall is expediently situated off the N2 Highway running to PE and Mthatha at the corner of Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive.
The lively mall offers a wide range of entertainment and a specially designed amphitheatre where guests can enjoy fashion and music shows.
Over 200 stores include clothing shops, jewellery stores, stationers, restaurants and coffee shops, movies, home, decor, interior and furniture, hair and beauty salons, banking and finance, health, optometrists, audio visual equipment, electronics and music.
Anchor tenants include Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Edgars, Fashion TV, Capello's, KFC, Primi Piatti and more.
Monday to Thursdays 09:00 – 18:00
Friday 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday and Public Holidays 09:00 – 16:00
Public Holidays 09:00 – 18:00.
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Horseshoe Valley (3.7 km from Dorchester Heights)
This one-day trail is circular and runs for 8 km. It is well marked and passes through a conservancy area in the Horseshoe Valley along the Nahoon River. The walk takes you through the Tilty Hill banana plantations into a natural forest. There is a picnic area on the way with safe swimming spots. Two huts with 12 beds each are available.
Beacon Bay (4.4 km from Dorchester Heights)
This up market night club widely regarded as one of the top venues in East London. Ccatering for the youngsters on friday nights and over 30's on a saturday nights. The dance floor and lighting is stunning and the music is totally awesome.Numbers Dance Club has introduced numerous original concept parties and music theme nights in addition to bringing many top local and international DJs, radio presenters, music groups, comedians and cabaret shows to East London. If you want to enjoy all the best events in a safe environment, Numbers Dance Club is the place to be.
Beacon Bay (4.5 km from Dorchester Heights)
Get up close and personal to predators including white lions and two Bengal tigers! The Lion Park is situated on the Stutterheim road about nine kilometres outside Beacon Bay and is a super outing for young and old. Take apples and carrots for the touch farm – the kids will love feeding the animals. Pack a picnic or grab refreshments at the tearoom and spend the whole day there.
Four By Four Trails
East London (4.6 km from Dorchester Heights)
De Kraal offers a few 4x4 routes about 15 km outside of East London. The exact GPS coordinates are unknown and have been placed in East London; please call for address and further details. The trails vary from 8 km to 35 km along a beautiful mountain route. The trails also vary in time to complete, from 1 hour to 4 hours. These self-drive trails vary if grading from 1 to 5. 4x2 vehicles with diff lock are welcome as well as soft 4x4s without low range. Quads are permitted.
Nahoon (5.1 km from Dorchester Heights)
Send your kids to Jonginenge Eco Adventures for an action-packed day while you take a much-needed break.
The Jonginenge team will keep the children busy with exciting activities at Nahoon Beach. Trained lifeguards give surfing lessons and provide other beach-based action ranging from sand boarding to paddling, snorkeling to fishing and environmental appreciation.
083 305 2590 / 083 565 0514
Galleries and Museums
East London (5.5 km from Dorchester Heights)
The Ann Bryant Art Gallery is dedicated to increasing aesthetic awareness of cultural diversity and promoting the work of prominent Eastern Cape artists. The elegant old house was built in 1905 and officially opened to the public as a gallery in 1947.
The gallery houses a collection of 20th Century South African paintings, primarily of Victorian and Cape Dutch style. It is situated in East London in an Edwardian building on the corner of St. Marks Road and Oxford Street.
Some of the artwork on display includes that of Norman Catherine, Judith Mason, Walter Battiss, Sydney Carter, George Pemba, John Maufangejo, Cyprian Shilakoe and Willie Bester.
There is also a lovely coffee shop where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee and a light meal.
East London (6 km from Dorchester Heights)
Amalinda Nature Reserve was established in 1968 and surrounds the large Amalinda reservoir and a few small streams. The reserve is only nine kilometres from the East London city centre and covers an area of 134 ha. The reserve consists of a massive coastal forest, thornveld, and scattered clumps of shrubs.
There is a large variety of wildlife to be seen, such as eland, blesbok, zebra, bush buck, duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose and Cape clawless otter. The reserve is a popular birding sanctuary and there are more than 175 bird species for bird watchers to spot, including red-billed duck, reed cormorant, African darter, African pipit, and wailing cisticola.
Beacon Bay (6 km from Dorchester Heights)
Lively local market offering organic produce from local farmers and producers.
Opening times: Tues-Fri 8am-3:30pm Sat 7:30am-1pm Sun & public holidays 8am-1pm
Not open Mondays.
Nahoon (6.1 km from Dorchester Heights)
This easy trail in the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve is a fantastic walk for families. The Dassie Trail starts at the Visitor Centre and wanders through forest to an open area of mud flats fringed with mangrove trees. Most of the trail is on a boardwalk with information boards and tree labels adding to the experience. Keen birders should keep an eye open for the Narina Trogon.
Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve is open on weekdays from 09:00 – 16:00. Entrance is free.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Very easy
Distance: 2 km
Bunkers Hill (6.9 km from Dorchester Heights)
Highly regarded as a must-play course, East London Golf Club provides golfers an amazing experience.
Recent renovations have propelled this course among the best courses around, and has had it's share hosting many tournaments. The varied terrain makes this 18-hole a combination of links and parkland. Facilities include a pro shop, lounge and club bar, and halfway house.
Stirling (7.1 km from Dorchester Heights)
Set on fairways steeped in history, the top-rated East London Golf Course is regarded as a delightful playing experience on a course every golfer should play.
Many champions have walked the fairways and teed off in South Africa’s Championship Tournaments here. East London Golf Club hosted the SA Open six times and is a regular home for National and Regional Championships, Seniors and Nomads Tournaments.
East London Golf Club is one of the oldest and most established golf clubs in the country. The traditional course layout is set amongst undulating hills, dunes and coastal indigenous scrubland. It combines both links and parkland features.
A family of impala are resident on the course and you can soften spot Knysna loeries and many other species of birds.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Bunkers Hill (7.1 km from Dorchester Heights)
East London's main cricket ground is Buffalo Park, home turf of the Warriors cricket squad. With a seating capacity of 20 000, it is a regular venue for One Day Internationals and hosted one Test match in 2002.
Nahoon (7.4 km from Dorchester Heights)
Nahoon Beach is part of the pristine Buffalo City coastline that encompasses secluded beaches and an estuary offering mild to wild experiences. Perfect for simply soaking up the sun or extreme big wave surfing, kite surfing, short hikes and fly fishing in the estuary.
Join the team at Jonginenge Eco Education, or call a surf school and learn to catch the waves at this legendary spot.
Quigney (7.5 km from Dorchester Heights)
Although East London is considered the most laid-back city in South Africa, it has a thriving beach culture with a beach to suit everyone. Eastern Beach frequently offers awesome waves for surfers, is regarded as a photographer’s nirvana and lures more adventurous beachgoers. Situated centrally and close to the East London Aquarium, its also one of the most popular. Facilities include changing rooms and take-away outlets.
East London (7.7 km from Dorchester Heights)
The East London Zoo is located in the Queens Park Zoological Gardens close to the city centre.
The zoo houses about 50 mammal species, including chimpanzees and white lions. There is also a variety of birds, fish and reptiles on display. The zoo has a striking mix of indigenous and exotic vegetation.
The childrens playground offers pony rides and a "Smarties Train" to entertain the kids.